Great Reasons to Visit Madison

Admittedly this video isn’t cycling specific, but it is specific to Madison and what our beautiful city has to offer. Most of the shots were taken on the UW Campus and there’s definitely more to the city than that, but we feel lucky to live in such a cool place.

50th Post! COMMUTE Series Video & Photos

The first of the four COMMUTE series workshops was tonight and it was a TON of fun! There were 35-40 people at the event for the actual series and a few students hanging out doing some homework while the event was taking place. A decent turnout for a first event. We only managed to take a few good photos since the lighting in Redamte isn’t very bright at night. Next time we’ll have a tripod for some better shots!

All of the speakers were really great and very informative. I enjoyed having speakers from various organizations to help show a broader view of what cycling and commuting by bike can do for ourselves, our environment, our pocketbooks, and our communities. There was someone from the Edgewood College Sustainability Program, Machinery Row, Sustain Dane, The Wisconsin Bike Fed, and I chimed in on behalf of Saris/20by2o2o.

I actually shared some info via a case study that Saris did. Saris has a program called The Hub that allows a business or organization to track bike commutes by using a scan card system. Saris is currently partnering with Sustain Dane to try and promote the product to local businesses that could greatly utilize the program and create incentives for employees to choose to get to work by bike rather than driving. They can even adapt it for car pooling. Saris actually uses a point based system for commuters to win prizes for certain mileage milestones. InfographicAfterwards there was a Q&A that allowed everyone to chat for a bit. There were a lot of really enthused potential riders. It was great to have such positive energy and feelings about the series. I hope everyone continues to come to the rest of the events!

There was definitely some networking happening between the various reps from the organizations, so stay tuned for more fun stuff in the works!

Check out the poorly shot, hastily edited video showing a bit of the event. Again, dim light and no tripod makes for some issues, but we hope you still enjoy!

Thanks again to everyone who participated and who came out for the night 🙂

-Cassandra

New Bicycling Adventure Magazine Out Now: Bunyan Velo

Depending on they type of person you are, you may see the bicycle as one of many things. A kids toy, a fitness machine, a form of transportation, a fad, or even a way of living.

For the folks who started Bunyan Velo, it’s a unique way for them to travel the world and immerse themselves in nature and also other cultures. Contributors write about everything from short overnight bike camping trips to month or year long tours through remote locations.

If you haven’t ever experienced the joy of bike camping or bike touring, we HIGHLY suggest taking a look at this new magazine. The articles and photography are phenomenal! Honestly, if you walk away from reading it and don’t get inspired to drop everything and ride to the world’s end, there’s probably something wrong with you!

Joking aside, we’re thrilled to have another group of folks taking their passion to another level and sharing it with the world. You can read the first issue FOR FREE online. Click the photo below for the link.

We have very little information about the publication at this point. From what we can tell it’s compiled by a group of folks in the Twin Cities region and will be offered online. It’s unclear if this publication will be going to print. I sure hope it does because those photos will look even better on paper. (Not very eco friendly, we know…)

Should there be any additional info out there, we’d like to hear it! bunyanvelo